The President stated that those responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in South Ossetia should be brought to justice, including before international law.
As the head of state emphasized, our task consists in helping overcome the effects of a humanitarian catastrophe in the conflict zone.
The President instructed the government cabinet and, in particular, the Emergency Situations Ministry, the Health and Social Development Ministry, and the Federal Migration Service to take all necessary measures to provide prompt humanitarian assistance to the civilian population of South Ossetia.
The meeting’s participants reported on the measures already taken and put forward proposals on how to resolve the existing problems in the conflict zone.
According to Sergei Sobyanin, over the past one and a half days more than thirty thousand people have crossed the border of South Ossetia into Russia. The regions of Russia’s Southern Federal District are providing assistance to them.
Humanitarian goods are being delivered to the Russian regions that border on South Ossetia.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin, head of Emergency Situations Ministry Sergei Shoigu, Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova, as well as Federal Migration Service Director Konstantin Romodanovsky.